1st XV
Rugby 1st XV Fixtures - 2017/18

Listed below are the fixtures for 1st XV

 

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Preview Ulster Juniors v Munster Juniors: Randalstown RFC: Saturday 29.4.17: Kick off 2.30PM

Preview Ulster Juniors v Munster Juniors: Randalstown RFC: Saturday 29.4.17: Kick off 2.30PM

Ulster Juniors team and replacements to play Munster Juniors at Randalstown RFC in the first of the Junior Inter Pros.

  1. Chris Nash (Capt – Coleraine)
  2. Alan Whitely (CIYMS)
  3. Gary Hume (Randalstown)
  4. Josh Christie (Coleraine)
  5. Michael Ferguson (Coleraine)
  6. Brian Hughes (Coleraine)
  7. Andy McKeen (Carrickfergus)
  8. Andrew Kelly (Grosvenor)
  9. Allen McCluggage (Grosvenor)
  10. Bokkie Carstens (Coleraine)
  11. Mitchell McComb (Grosvenor)
  12. Callum Irvine (CIYMS)
  13. Mikey Poskitt (Coleraine)
  14. Robert Balacoune (Enniskillen)
  15. Philip Cartmill (Cooke)

Replacements

  1. Adam McDonald (Dromore)
  2. Gary Hume (Randalstown)
  3. David Greatorex (Coleraine)
  4. Toby Mannus (Cooke)
  5. Jason Gilliland (CIYMS)
  6. Matthew Cahoon (Grosvenor)
  7. Grant Bartley (Ballyclare)
  8. Martin Connolly (Randalstown)
  9. Ryan Garrett (Larne)
  10. David Scott (Instonians)
  11. Robert Smith (Ballyclare)

Coaching Team

Richard Boyd – Head coach

Michael Ferguson – Forwards coach

Robert Ford – Backs coach

Colin Hunter – Team Manager

Billy Savage – Kit Manager

Katie Lemon – Physio

 

Head coach Richard Boyd is excited and looking forward to the Junior Inter pros this weekend. His squad have prepared very well over the past six weeks and have put together a fresh, young and exciting squad who have gelled very well in the short time they have been together.

 

The coach is delighted by the attitude of the players and also the way in which all the Junior clubs have bought into the process. Head coaches across the province have been very helpful and willing to assist with the process with the coach pleased to have them on board.

 

Munster are the reigning Junior Inter Pro champions and will be a tough ask for his players who are in good spirits and looking forward to pulling on the white jersey of Ulster on Saturday. His players are expecting the game to be very physical and played at a high intensity which will be a great test for his squad.

 

Chris Nash has been announced as Captain for the Inter pros series and he brings a wealth of Juniors experience to the role. Competition for places has been fierce and the coach has been able to pick a strong 26 man squad for Saturday despite the unavailability of the Omagh players who take on Saturday.

 

The coach is hoping a big crowd will turn out at Randalstown RFC on Saturday to cheer the team on with the players totally focused and ready for the challenge that Munster will present.

George Millar

 
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